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Pictured above are the former staff of the Empire, Windsor and Gnoll cinemas in Neath - with a few friends at the Neath Constitutional Club.

Staff and friends on a day trip to Barry Island - 1953

Staff annual outing - 1951


Publicity in the cinema foyer for the film
The Day the Earth Stood Still - 1952


Publicity in the side window outside cinema for the film
The Day the Earth Stood Still - 1952

  Chief projectionist Bryn Symmons is seated at the console. Bryn played the organ while the regular organist, Harold Williams, was in H.M.Forces.

Colour added to an original black and white photograph by Alan Ashton.


Staff and family trip to Bristol - 1953

Bryn Symmons - Chief Projectionist.   January 1949.
Pictured with the Kalee projectors before they were changed to Westrex - Western Electric in the early 1950's.

Bobby Mageson - No.1 Projectionist.  January 1949.
Pictured with the Kalee Projectors before they were changed to Westrex


Sylvia Symmons - 1952.   Projectionist at the Empire Cinema Neath to whom this website is dedicated.


Sylvia Symmons (Griffin) at a cinematograph museum where she came across one of the Kalee projectors originally installed at the Empire Cinema Neath.

Bryn Symmons with his Ford car pictured outside the Civic Centre in Swansea in 1943.   Note the dent below the rear window caused by a piece of bomb shrapnel during an air raid.


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